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Take action to protect yourself and your family from the flu and colds. Prevention is the key.
World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for communities around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away.
The McLean County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is offering free (reduced cost) hepatitis A vaccine to people at the greatest risk of becoming infected in our community.
Stand united with the McLean County Health Department in efforts to keep seasonal flu from disrupting lives in McLean County by getting a seasonal flu vaccination.
Every November, the McLean County Health Department accepts nominations for a Public Health Award. Your nomination recognizes a McLean County resident whose actions or involvement in the community results in healthier people or healthier spaces.
The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a bird from the 61704 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
The McLean County Health Department will host a full-scale mass dispensing exercise from 8:15 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Redbird Arena on the Illinois State University campus.
With many young people returning to school this week, the McLean County Health Department is advising parents to make sure their children have met the back-to-school immunization and dental requirements...
Summer has officially started! It’s the time for cookouts, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time at the pool.
In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the McLean County Health Department will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday, June 26th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in room 139.
A mosquito pool collected on June 8th from a trap set in the 61705 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), the first positive test for 2018.
It’s time to start thinking about mosquitoes again and taking steps to protect against the diseases they can carry.
During the celebration of National Public Health Week the McLean County Health Department encourages residents to consider how they can help create a healthier McLean County by making small changes to improve their own health.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 behavioral health program funding.
Making people safer, stronger and healthier; strengthening communities; and getting things done for America are core reasons why people choose to become AmeriCorps members.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 developmental/intellectual disability program funding.
A year-long social media campaign aimed at informing and educating the community about behavioral health topics and conditions is launching on February 1st.
The McLean County Health Department wants County residents to know that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains fully operational.
There’s a movement underway and everyone is invited to take part.
Hannah Emerson, Office Support Specialist II in the Maternal Child Health Division at the McLean County Health Department was selected as the 2017 Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
Staff at the McLean County Health Department are encouraged by the fact that 1,200 individuals have attended a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training since the course was first offered in McLean County in 2014, but note they still have a long way to go.
Take action to protect yourself and your family from the flu and colds and make the holiday season one that is truly merry and bright.
The McLean County Health Department welcomes Camille Rodriguez as its new director after its Board of Directors voted to appoint Ms. Rodriguez in their meeting this evening.
World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away.
Colleen O’Connor, CPS, CADC, a powerful voice in teen suicide prevention efforts in McLean County, was awarded the 2017 McLean County Public Health Award by the McLean County Board of Health at a reception held before the Board of Health meeting.
The McLean County Health Department will be holding a walk-in flu immunization clinic for adults age 19 and up on Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the health department.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2017 Public Health Award.
McLean County is standing united once more in the battle against the seasonal flu virus with local businesses and agencies joining with the McLean County Health Department to make flu immunizations convenient for adults and families.
A second mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito pool was again from the 61705 zip code area, but this time from an area west of Bloomington.
The McLean County Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability (377 Board) installed Vern McGinnis as the new president at its July meeting.
A mosquito pool collected on August 1st from a trap set in the 61705 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the first positive test for 2017.
The month of August shines a spotlight on the benefits of breastfeeding and the challenges still to be overcome on the journey to greater acceptance and support of breastfeeding women.
Did you know McLean County residents have higher rates of asthma than the rest of Illinois?
The McLean County Health Department as part of the Mental Health First Aid Collaborative is hosting a Mental Health First Aid instructor certification training class June 12 through June 16 at the McLean County Health Department.
In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Personal Health Services Department at the McLean County Health Department will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday June 27th, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in room 139.
A recent rise in confirmed mumps cases not tied to the previously reported outbreak at Illinois State University in March is prompting the McLean County Health Department to alert residents of the presence of mumps in the community and strongly encourage
As the temperatures rise this summer, so will the number of cases of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) as more and more people visit public pools and other water play areas.
With the mild winter and recent summer-like temperatures, mosquitoes are out early in McLean County prompting the McLean County Health Department to begin accepting birds for testing for the presence of West Nile virus.
In 2015, the McLean County Board enlisted the assistance of stakeholders from across the community to develop the McLean County Mental Health Action Plan and to step up to the challenge of addressing behavioral health needs within the community.
Something special is happening right now in McLean County and most people don’t even know it.
The McLean County Health Department wants residents to consider their health and the health of their family, friends, and neighbors next week during the celebration of National Public Health Week (April 2th until April 8th) by getting involved.
The McLean County Health Department has been able to link three confirmed cases of mumps by time or place to individuals on the campus of Illinois State University (ISU).
The current level of influenza activity in McLean County has lowered substantially prompting OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center to lift visitor restrictions imposed in February to protect against the spread of influenza.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2018 behavioral health program funding.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2018 developmental/intellectual disability program funding.
The McLean County Health Department warns residents to be cautious and be prepared for possible severe weather this evening.
In the second phase of the joint community health needs assessment (CHNA) process for McLean County involving the collaborative efforts of the McLean County Health Department, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and the United
The McLean County Board of Health has appointed Cathy Coverston Anderson to the position of interim director of the McLean County Health Department.
The McLean County Health Department has partnered with Chicago-area based Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes to open McLean County’s first milk depot site.
Due to an increase in influenza activity, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center are asking the public to voluntarily limit hospital visits.
Walt Howe has announced that he will retire from the McLean County Health Department after leading the organization as director for nearly eight years.
Leigh Hayes, a case manager in the Family Case Management Division at the Mclean County Health Department was selected as the 2016 Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, is being reported in McLean County, prompting the McLean County Health Department to encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the disease.
The McLean County Health Department reaches a milestone this month, celebrating 70 years of providing public health services for McLean County residents and visitors.
With the holiday season upon us the McLean County Health Department is reminding residents to practice healthy habits when purchasing and preparing food and to pay close attention to simple hygiene practices like handwashing, food storage, and clean-up.
Dr. Anita Tillman, a pediatrician with Advocate Medical Group, was awarded the 2016 McLean County Public Health Award by the McLean County Board of Health today for her selflessness and dedication to a sometimes forgotten segment of the community:
October 23-29 is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet 250,000 US children have elevated blood-lead levels.
Nine out of 10 Americans do not have the knowledge or skills to make informed healthcare decisions. The 2011 National Health Education Week is dedicated to addressing health literacy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take your breast health into your heads and learn about early detection methods through free breast health programs available from MCHD.
MCHD will hold flu clinics for both children and adults every Tuesday in October at the health department. Information on times and eligibility available on our flu page.
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Vaccinating pets and staying away from wildlife are vital ways to stop rabies transmission to humans.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the health of McLean County? If so, take a minute and nominate them for the 2011 Public Health Award.
Congratulations to MCHD's Erin Johnson, who recieved the Opening the Door Red Ribbon Award at the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/STD Conference for excellence in HIV counseling and care.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one hits. Are you prepared? Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Be involved.
Flu season is just around the corner. The #1 way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The McLean County Health Department has clinics scheduled for elligible individuals.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn about all of the resources available to help you and baby successfully breastfeed.
Due to extreme temperatures, Cooling Centers have opened in McLean County.
25% of people with HIV in the US do not know they're infected. Take the test. Take control.
McLean County was recognized with two Director's Awards at the Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit.
We are scheduling dental appointments for infants on up to 19 year olds at our dental clinic. If you have Medicaid coverage, these appointments are covered by your insurance plan at no cost to you.
Our Dental Clinic provides routine care and preventive ser...
Becoming an MRC member is a minimal time commitment, outside of emergencies. Members of the McLean County MRC are eligible for unique training opportunities, including CPR, first aid, moulage and other emergency preparedness trainings.
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